Thoughts from a Thursday

Life Ramblings

I bought a baseball hat at Bald Head and now I have no motivation to wash my hair.

We had a wonderful time celebrating Matt’s birthday with Dallas friends at a brewery last weekend. I wish I had the energy to entertain more often.


I’m on the way to Hawaii today and I’m equally excited and scared. That’s 9 hours of flying time plus layover/travel time. #whatwerewethinking

After this trip, summer is coming to a close. I feel like I blinked and it was over.

I got a kindle and just started The Nightingale!


If you’ve been to Maui, what must I see, do, or eat?

  • Lynn
    July 20, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Hi Laura! Long time reader here in San Francisco and first time leaving a comment because I had to steer you in the direction of T Komoda Store & Bakery in Maui… It is a must try. They have the best island style desserts that you just can’t find anywhere else. Enjoy your time on Maui and all the best for a safe & smooth trip!

    PS: Emerson is a doll & you have a beautiful little family 🙂

    • Laura
      July 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you!!!

  • Mom
    July 20, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Love your Kindle cover! Have a fabulous trip.

  • LJ
    July 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Paia- cute little town with shops and cafes.
    Banyan Tree restaurant at the Ritz in Kapalua – best meal of my life! Have a blast 🙂

  • Rachel
    July 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

    CJ’s for breakfast. Kapalua Bay is perfect for playing w/ kiddos in the in shallow water and taking turns snorkeling. A sunset sail with Trilogy, if you don’t get seasick (it’s baby/kid friendly too). Dinner at MALA in Lahaina. Iao Valley State Park. The Aquarium is fun for the last day. Enjoy every sunset with a mai tai in hand! 🙂

    • Laura
      July 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Awesome! Thanks!

  • Nicole
    July 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Mama’s Fish House for dinner is a must! Also eat Shaved ice is so good!! Mount Haleakala sunrise is worth the early morning wake up call. Good breakfast place near there called Grandma’s Coffeehouse.

    • Laura
      July 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm


  • Laura
    July 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Ahh! Y’all are always on the go! Guess you have to take advantage of summers, right?! Are you planning to go back to work in the Fall? I assume you are! 🙂 Are you taking Emerson to Hawaii with you? You’re brave, and awesome! I’d LOVE for you to do a post on traveling with a baby!! It would be very helpful!

    • Laura
      July 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Hi! Yes, I must take advantage of summer because I go back to work mid August. Emerson is here with us, and other than the time change, she’s pretty easy to travel with. I haven’t been ready to leave her behind yet. I’ll try to do a post when I get home!

  • Laura
    July 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Nightingale is such a great book!

  • Maribeth
    July 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

    You MUST go to Coconut’s for fish tacos! Super casual, but the most amazing taco I’ve had.

  • E
    July 24, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Oh my gosh Maui is the best!! I can highly recommend the following:
    Star Noodle in Lahaina
    Charley’s Pancake House in Paia
    The restaurant at the Andaz Wailea (there are two, I’m referring only the farm to table one, not Morimoto, though Morimoto is amazing too, just less novel)
    Thai food from one of the snacks in Hana

    The Road to Hana using the GyPSy app (starts in Paia, leave no later than 8am!)
    Oh yeah, people like the volcano too! 😉

    • Laura
      July 26, 2017 at 2:07 am

      Thanks! We had to skip Star Noodle bc we were sick:( Heading to Wailea and hopefully Paia tomorrow!

  • Laura
    August 25, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    LOVE your Kindle case! Do you have a link for it? I didn’t see it on Amazon and I’d love to order it for my sister.